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>> in a few minutes, we focus on washington. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] in an hour and a half the governors here from president obama at the white house. then dr. mehmet oz. ♪ >> martha washington was george washington's confidante. >> she was very capable. she did not like that. she called herself a prisoner of state. >> by the state -- by the same token -- it can be said everything marching -- martha washington did, likewise. >> it was a businesslike relationship. not without affection. a deep respect for each other. >> she owned most of the whole block, going back a couple of acres. she owns a huge chunk of what williamsburg was. >> there was a lot of tragedy in martha what washington's life. >> she was raised a rich woman. that is not necessarily what it means today. >> she brought with her to mount vernon 12 house place. that is almost an unimaginable luxuries. >> it takes for 10 days to travel here in her carriage. this is a difficult journey. >> her experience had prepared her to become th
two decades ago, washington had just completed its first century. i sat and listened as former governor booth gardner presented us with a challenge heading into washington's second century. he said "either we respond to international competition, or we doom ourselves and our children to a dramatic slide to second- rate status in the world." we chose to answer this challenge, with a unique formula for international success that has made us who we are today, with businesses, entrepreneurs, state government, all working together. now it's 24 years later. i have a new job, a new vantage point, and the world looks much different. a once vibrant and growing state economy was brought low by the gross irresponsibility by those on wall street. as a result we have suffered 4 years of recession, with almost 300,000 people in washington looking for work. too many of our families are on the brink of losing their home. parents lie awake at night wondering how they can provide for their children's future. but we remain an optimistic state, a visionary state and an innovative state. time has n
woman. >> what she married george washington she brings with her mount vernon twelve house slaves. that's almost an unimaginable luxury. it take her ten days to travel here from valley force to mount vernon in the carriage with the slaves with her. it was a difficult journey. her experiences prepared her to become the first first lady. born in virginia, martha washington was 57 years old at 1789 when they left their virginia home in service to the country. this time their destination was new york city selected as a nation's first capitol where they began the first of the two-terms of president and first lady of the united states. setting important precedence from the successors in the white house. good evening and welcome to the new series, first lady influence and image. over next year we're spending time on personal biography of each of the women who served in the role in the white house as a window to american history. first installment is martha washington. richard norton smith who has a biography of george washington and patricia brady who done a biography on martha washington. why
, our position in wisconsin is a stark contrast to the chaos in washington, dc. while many of our nation's leaders fail to make tough decisions, we decided to avoid failure by embracing true reform. still, there is much work to be done. as i travel the state, it is clear to me why our focus on helping create 250,000 jobs by 2015 is about much more than just fulfilling a campaign promise. simply put, it is about helping improve the lives of 250,000 more families in wisconsin. you see, adding a new job is about more than just a number. every time another job is created, and a new employee is hired, it means that another family has someone working in their household. for many, that means fewer worries about putting bread on the table or clothes on the backs of their kids -- or even making the mortgage payment on the house. i will work hard each and every day, so we can help people all across wisconsin have the chance to have a job, and work hard to support themselves and their families for generations to come. with bold vision and bright hope for the future, we are turning things around. we
local content vehicle, visit c-span.org/local content. ..a?xx i first came to washington, d.c. in 2000 as a congressional correspondent for the associated press. after spending several years in colombia south carolina and albany new york. now, i am originally from mississippi, the son of two public school teachers come in and being from mississippi, the one thing my parents made sure that i knew was my history. it was almost a state requirement in mississippi to know where you came from. so, when i left mississippi to go to south carolina, i had this desire to history and i studied the history of south carolina. i didn't the same thing when i went to upstate new york. i got involved in learning the african-american history of upstate new york which, by the way, is very vibrant. a lot of the underground railroads ended in upstate new york city have a very vibrant african-american community and history up there. but when i left albany new york to come to washington, d.c., and i knew i was hitting the mother lode. washington, d.c. on a new had to have a strong african-american history com
with george washington through the revolutioning their war in her biography, "martha washington: an american life." ms. brady describes her as a decisive woman who contributed greatly to the character of america. this is just under an hour. >> thank you, jim, and thanks to everybody at mount vernon for all the help they have given me to make this possible, and to bob and clarice smith for endowing this terrific lecture series and giving historians a place to come and try to convince you all to read our books. [laughter] um, for the past 25 years or so i've written about nell si cuts dis-- nelly cuts us the. she was fun and easy to write about. a beautiful, smart, intelligence, feisty young woman. and, of course, i've known about her grandmother for the same period of time, but i never quite got the enthusiasm to think about writing about martha washington. i knew what she was like, nelly's grandmama. she was 60, 70 years old. she was frumpy and dumpy, and she was small and timid and perhaps not the smartest person around. i took in all the myths everyone took in. and i just couldn't think th
needed from washington. our panelists today may have a more productive agenda to discuss. i know there are many in the audience who are from washington. that is great because you will be hearing from some actual business owners and organizers -- organizations interested to talk about when the start up a economy does and does not need from washington. it is my great pleasure to introduce senator jerry moran will provide some introductory mar remarks -- remarks. both in the senate and then before 2010, and during seven terms in the house. he successfully led opposition with senator biden to defeat the protect ip act. that was the senate version of sopa. he has encouraged congress to develop a spectrum policy as well. senator moran is the author of the start pact. these are bills that the seat to unleash the job-creating power of entrepreneurs to grow the economy. please welcome senator moran his first ces. [applause] >> thank you very much. thank you for the introduction and our panelists. i am anxious to get your instructions and hear your direction as what we should be attempting
the late photojournalist leonard freak documented the march on washington from its preparations to the day of the proceedings and its aftermath. hundreds of photographs have been traded by his widow and accompanied by an essay to the collection by michael aradissa. they discuss the collection next. .. >> and we are a private/public partnership with the library of congress paying our five salaries but, indeed, we have raised private money from the beginning to help support our array of programs and projects. there are center for the books now in every state, and i know we have a broad audience today, and i look -- challenge you to look up and learn about the center for the book in your state which works at state level in promoting books and reading and libraries. here at the library of congress one of our major projects is the national book festival which i hope many of you know about. it's a library of congress project involving many parts of the library. it is in its 14th year coming up, and this year it will be held on the national mall september 21st and 22nd. the center for
of politics and, you know, washington is perhaps as nasty or maybe a nastier place than when you came in four years ago. why is that? and i thought his response to that question was one of the most interesting in the interview because he said that it was still his theory of politics, this grand theory of trying to find common ground and trying to find consensus. but he hasn't necessarily been able to do it because of two things. because of institutional roadblocks, he mentioned the filibuster in particular. and because the media environment that we live in in 2013. and from what i took away from that was, you know, a sense that because there isn't sort of this same vocabulary to talk about the issues that we face, it's harder for the extremes to necessarily come together. >> he also rejects the idea that this is on both houses. this will come off incredibly partisan that, no, they're the one who is are wrong. we have the right approach. >> in some sense it does. i mean, it is a much more sort of combative tone, i think the same thing we saw in the inaugural address. but i think that he really
of sleet mixing in as well. in southern maryland and south. a little bit of action south of washington. there is an advisory until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow for areas of west of washington. there's a slight chance, especially in the hills and the ridge tops where we could have some frozen precipitation with minor accumulations. for the most part, areas of light rain tonight. and then especially tomorrow morning into the early afternoon. 34 washington. 34 in culpepper. and read the freezing mark in gaithersburg. round two will be coming later tonight, especially tomorrow morning after -- through the early afternoon. from 4 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, there will be areas of rain. that will push north, just off of virginia beach. that is when it will strengthen a little bit and start to generate the range for the morning and midday. in terms of overall accumulation, it could be impressive especially east of 95. a rough estimate is little over an inch in parts of southern maryland. west of 95 possibly one-third to one-half inch. maybe it's those a quarter of an inch out west. it will be heaviest
in the silicon valley area about washington? -- what else do you hear from your constituents in the silicon valley area about washington? >> it is interesting. in the bay area, there are not many republicans. there is not a single republican house member from the bay area. there is not a single republican in the state senate for the state assembly. anyone that has to identify their party is a democrat. that was the constituency. i get that when i come home, people cannot understand what republicans are doing. i find it difficult to explain. you know, it is an area that does not want somebody else's religion or life. the one better health care and better schools. they visit washington and do not understand the fight in a lot of ways. >> specifically when it comes to technology related issues, do you hear anything? >> there is concern about innovation and the role that current law has in the area of copyright and patents stifling innovation. that is typical to remedy. we have a patented build that i did not vote for last year, having worked on it for 12 years. it did not do what we hoped it w
morning on "washington journal." be on the phone calls, if you want to weigh in on twitter, here is our handle. we will get to the phones and written comments shortly, and here is the cover story in "the washington post." susan davis rates -- susan davis writes the fbi might have fewer agents tracking down bad guys. these are only a few of the sweeping effects in the ongoing budget battle between the president and congress. across-the-board cuts start to kick in on friday if washington does not have -- act. -- susan davis writes. writes usa today in its cover story, and making the rounds, ray lahood, transportation secretary who came out friday announcing cuts at airports. here is more from the secretary. [video clip] the largest number of employees is at faa. we will try to cut as much as we possibly can out of contract and other things that we do, but in the ended there has to be some kind of for of air traffic control -- in the end there has to be some kind of furlough for air traffic controllers, and that will begin to curtail or eliminate the opportunity for them to guide airplanes
to wjla.com. and our social me websites on facebook and twitter. "good morning washington" will have a live report from boston tomorrow. bob will update his forecast in a few minutes. >> we have breaking news coming in from maryland were a teenager is fighting for his life after being struck by a vehicle in a hit and run. this happened on wheeler road in oxon hill. autria what did you hear? >> they are not giving up too much information but this is the intersection of iverson and wheeler avenue. a young boy around 15 years old was trying to cross wheeler when a cab hit him and took off. it was thanks to eyewitnesses that police were able to track that cabthey were able to track down the driver of the cab. the driver is being questions as the boy who'd suffered serious injuries is in the hospital in critical condition. here is what police have to say about where the investigation stands. >> he is fully cooperating. however, charges are pending right now, and with all these cases, they have to be reviewed by the state's attorney. >> that cab belongs to airport cab company. we tried to
. it was partly accidental. he was calling "the washington post" because of a former partner of mine who wrote a book, and he had a chapter devoted to chen guangchen which put chen on the map. i do not think he had a lot of access to the media and he wanted to let "the washington post" know. we had good relationships not only with chen and his allies. they would call us when there were developments, like the case of chen's nephew, who was jailed. we have good contacts. >> you are going to harvard? >> i am. >> what for? you have left china for good? >> i have. from one great institution to another. i will be leading a study group on china. i will be looking at different sections of the study group, the rise of the internet. chinese twitter, the impact that has. we will look about the leadership of china to see what that will mean about the possibilities of reform. one session will look at media coverage, specifically american media coverage, of china. and how that shapes perceptions. the foreign media and how we cover things shape how we view china. we write about human rights, china's dramatic
to washington to meet with roosevelt and move into the white house for three weeks. was in the beginning of the special relationship? perhaps. now the british had a formidable ally. when churchill lived with roosevelt in the white house sharing every meal -- but not breakfast -- they agreed, among other things, to establish a combined chiefs of staff. military staff from each of the services would work together with their counterparts, all policies and strategies would be shared between the two countries. it seems to me that these dinners were immensely important. they set up the structure that would prosecute the war to a successful conclusion. it's agreed by almost everyone at the roosevelt white house that the cook -- not chef in those days -- was the worst cook in history. [laughter] henrietta necessary bit's menus included chipped beef on toast with mushrooms, boiled broccoli, bavarian cream pie, molded jell-o salads, shredded cheese with tomatoes. out of fashion foods today, surely, and were still by all accounts badly prepared. even fdr complained about her food, but mrs. nesbit w
not john but you. good morning washington begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is good morning washington, on your side. >>captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- good morning washington, it is 5:00. >> we are on storm watch. we have a nasty weather headed our way. jacqui, we're talking wet, not white. >> unless you live along the blue ridge or areas of to the west, you will have a little bit of sleet mixing in. a little accumulation is mixed in there. do not leave without your rain boots or your umbrella. you can see the rain still hours away. most of this morning will be dry. our temperatures are on the chellie side. 33 degrees in d.c. and 26 degrees in martinsburg. rangel be developing by the noon hour. temperatures -- rain will be developing by the noon hour. we'll tell you how much to expect, not in a few minutes. time for traffic this morning. >> problem started overnight starting at 11:00. a tractor-trailer slammed into the sound wall, a single vehicle crash. a lot is going on. clean-up continues. look at all this activity. this is video. they
on the work underway at the washington monument more than a year after the earthquake struck. to go where things stand tonight on a plan to create >> wikileaks founder julian assange plating to run for a senate seat in australia. swedish authorities are investigating sexual misconduct allegations against him. he could face legal action from the u.s. government for posting classified documents on his web site. >> metro planning to make land it owns available to the fbi. the property is located in prince george's county. if approved it would be considered as headquarters. it has outgrown the current northwest washington facility. >> leading an effort to create to historic parks honoring harriet tubman. the conductor of the so-called underground railroad who led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the north. he wants to create one park in maryland where she was born, it did other in new york where she is buried. >> the image done to the monument park by an earthquake. how long the project is expected to take. >> plus, an update on a wintry mix for test. >> no wintry mix in florida. it is spring
, washington d.c.todo hace parecer que esta controversia entra la conferencia nacional de obispos catolicos y la administracion obama sobre esta parte de la reforma de salud continuara. desde washington y faltan pocas semanas para que se eliminen los cheques impresos del seguro social y los beneficiados tendran que recibir pasus pagos a traves de deposito directo..y como consecuencia surge la preocupacion entre algunos jubilados que desconocen el nuevo proceso. doÑa marta prefiere recibir sus cheques del seguro social en la puerta de su casa, es decir en su correo..."a penas ro social, yo empiezo a hacer mis cheques, deposito en el banco y ya me siento tranquila" pero a partir del primero de marzo, el departamento del tesoro eliminara los cheques impresos de seguro social y otros beneficios... los pagos seran enviados a traves de deposito directo.. " es para la facilidad y seguridad de los beneficiados, los cheques pueden perderse o pueden ser robados, ademas este metodo de deposito directo ahorrara mil millones de dolares durante 10-anos" 65-millones de jubilados o ex combatientes utilizan
tracks. the driver was trapped for about 30 minutes... and had to be taken to baltimore washington medical center, along with one of the passengers. both suffered non lie- threatening injuries. the tracks were also damaged. [a26]towson fire-transition in baltimore county, fire crews are investigating an afternoon house fire. shortly after 12-30, firefighters responded to the 15-hundred block of providence road in towson. once on the scene, crews say they encountered heavy fire on the second floor... but firefighters were able to bring the scene under control in about an hour. we're told seven family members were inside at the time. luckily, no one was injured. the washington suburban sanitary commission says a water main break is to blame for brown water coming from taps in prince george's county. the utility says customers in the laurel and beltsville areas could be affected. while officials say the water is safe to drink, and use for showering and cleaning ... they are cautioning against using any discolored water to wash clothes or to prepare food for young children. new tonight
washington" 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. 5:00 is the time on this tuesday, february 5. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. we are on storm watch. two school delays announced. morgan county and the grant county. let's check in with jacqui jeras we are inout what for today. a calm day. one or two inches fell in the virginia intoest frostburgunty towards we had about 4.5 inches. in d.c. we came up with a lot of nothing. have a mostly cloudy day. we will see another chance of a flurries or sn showers late-night likely after midnight. be north ofnce will area.tro if you are tired of the cold, we have a warmup in store. afternoon. throughl be the rule part of the week. could even reach 50 by the weekend. starting with 35 degrees and 5 at dulles, 30 inles hagerstown, 31 in martinsburg. your forecast, 36 degrees and cloudy and 9:00, 40 at noon, 44 at 5:00 with mostly cloudy skies. we will see snow flurries tonight. the warmer weather arrives. we will check on that in your seven-day forecast. first, time fo
republican response to the state of the union. "good morning washington"at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's tuesday, february 19. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. we are on storm watch as we prepare for showers headed our way. now the latest from meteorologist jacqui jeras. >> the rain and sleet potentially to the north and west of the metro area, that will hold off through the morning commute. i don't think anything will develop until late this morning. on the satellite and radar, and you see it's moving across west virginia trying to make its way into northern maryland. we still have several hours before any of that reaches our area. as of us will see temperatures above freezing by that time. the blue ridge and areas of to the west watching for a a little wintry mix. it is 36 in gaithersburg, 39 in d.c., 38 at dulles airport. our forecast, warming up nicely by noon, 45 degrees. 50 degrees by 5:00. expecting light green into the afternoon, but it will be light. much colder temperatures on
at the white house tomorrow about the sequester and our washington journal is focused on this issue. the sequester is taking effect tomorrow. (202) 585-3880 four publicans. (202) 585-3881 for democrats. (202) 585-3882 for all other. you can contact us on facebook or send us an e-mail. here is the front page of the "washington times" this morning. sharing the stage, president obama and john boehner is today. joining us on the phone is ed o'keefe who is a reporter for the "washington post" -- bring us up-to-date on the sequester. guest: we are waiting to see what happens on friday where leaders will get together to sort out a way to move forward and the blunt the impact of the cuts or stave them off entirely. it will be a date -- date not entirely focused on this. all of them are going to fail. the democratic plan would direct payments to farmers, part of the farm bill in the house. taxes would go up on americans making $5 million a more -- or more a year. more flexibility to the obama flip -- administration. several senators disagree with this. that means there is exposed fissures am
, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> we are following several big stories this morning including a death investigations stemming from a shooting and fire in maryland. >> a security council will hold an emergency meeting this morning after north korea conducted its third nuclear test. >> plenty of eyes will be on capitol hill as president obama tries to set new standards in his state of the union address tonight. good morning, washington. it's tuesday, february 12. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. rise and shine. we will get to meteorologist jacqui jeras for the weather. >> a pretty good looking day overall. we were able to break out some sunshine yesterday in the western parts but not so much to the east. we are stuck in between the clouds at this hour. we will see more sunshine than anything else today. partly cloudy and through the afternoon. the 49 degrees is where we are in washington, 47 adults, 50 in culpeper. the cloudiness from overnight along with the breeze kept temperatures pretty comfortable. we will get to the low 50's this afternoon. tomorrow we have rain a
the country will march here in washington for what is being called the largest climate rally in america history. the climate rally starts today at new at the washington monument followed by a march to the white house. organizers hope to challenge the president to keep his commitment to address climate change. and we get an idea of what the proposal might look for. undocumented immigrants could be legal residents within eight years, and requiring businesses to check the status of new hires. and the president has said his administration will only move forward if congress fails to act. >>> this morning the death toll has risen to 81 from a bomb blast. a bomb hidden in a water tank at a market exploded in a shiite neighborhood. a sunni group complaints responsibility for the attack. >>> gas prices shoot up overnight, and the national average standing at $3.71, and that's a 3 cent increase from 24 hours ago. typically prices rise about 50 cents between march and may, so they warn that $4 gas could be back later this year. in our area, checking around, d.c. is at $3.90, a 5-cent increase from
will the snowstorm bring our way? it is 5:00 a.m., good morning washington begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning, washington" -- on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> good morning. it is friday, february 22. >> i'm natasha barrett in for cynne simpson. we could see wintery mix later on today. our storm watch begins with jacqui jeras. >> i definitely think we will get some of that around here. it should be relatively light. hopefully it will not be a major issue for you. later today, it should change over to rainfall. for now, the moisture, steadily streaming in. we have the clout in ness. most of what you're seeing is not reaching us. there is some light snow and light sleet being reported in the west -- in west virginia. send me a tweet. let me know it is coming down. temperatures are pretty favorable. even though we will get above freezing this afternoon, i do think sleet will continue to come down. the moisture should hold off until the noon hour for the d.c. metro area with 35 degrees, and changing terrain by the evening hou
." have a wonderful monday, everyone. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> the ravens are world champions. >> perhaps he put it perfectly by saying that the super bowl went from a blowout to a blackout. the ravens had just enough shoes to be the 49ers and give ray lewis a second ring to end his nfl career. >> the ravens look ok right now, although that might change this morning -- good morning, it is monday, february 4. >> quite a weekend. a lot to talk about. especially weatherwise. let's get to meteorologists about what we sow. >> just a trace of snow. it seems like more because we had those flurries pretty much nonstop throughout the day. temperature wise, you are waking up to middle to upper 20s. $26 -- 26 at dulles. you can see the snow shower from chicago over to indiana. that will had our way late tonight. it could clip the tail end of rush hour. the biggest window for this would probably be between 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. just another dusting. today partly cloudy 34 degrees at noon. partly cloudy with 36 degrees at 5:00 p.m. bigger changes in our
in america th >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> plan ahead for what might be another tricky morning commute in parts of the area. there might be some snow. good morning, washington. it's friday, after barry first period i am cynne simpson. >> i'm scott thuman. glad to have you along as we bring the workweek to an end. starting with meteorologist jacqui jeras to talk about what we are in store for. >> just a little light snow. it will not be a big deal this morning. best chance of accumulation is out of the beltway and off to the east of the metro. we have a winter weather advisory in effect for all of the metro area. you can see snow is coming down in culpeper and fredericksburg and waldorf and the eastern shore soon. i have not seen snowflakes in rocklin yet, but there are some snow flurries on their way. loudoun county, fauquier county, prince william stafford, charles, prince george's, anne arundel, dancewear we will see close to a half-inch. i remind you of there are a few areas that still have flooding issues. small rivers and creeks going within
are looking for the driver who hit and killed a pedestrian in northeast washington. danrlrnell rosdss was hit near a metro system -- station. chris returned we got off off to a bitterly start. >> take a look at our roof camera. it is gorgeous. you say, it is sunny. it is chilly. 46 at reagan national. a wind-chill of 30 degrees. 34 in winchester. fredericksburg, up to 37 degrees. traveling, things look good up and down the eastern seaboard. travel delays near st. louis as the cold front approaches. that will bring us clouds tonight and maybe a wintry mix tomorrow. more is coming up. >> despite the cold, hundreds of people showed up for the presidents' day celebration at george washington's mount vernon. apex -- >> there will be a chance to see george washington's copy of the constitution. >> on this presidents' day, a birthday basth for the first commander-in-chief. thousands are celebrating george washington at his home at mount vernon. chris cymer men and his son drove from pennsylvania -- chris zimmerman and his son drive every year from pennsylvania. >> there is a reason we honor washing
.thm/thankyoucards to apply. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. >> and george washington university students are hanging out in hollywood tonight. >> they will be steps away from some of how the what's brightest stars. -- from some of hollywood's brightest stars. >> youw ill and to use us to the george washington students -- you will introduce us to these fort washington students. >> it is quite here for the most part but in 12 hours, it will be bustling. stars will be coming down the red carpet. they did the interviews right here in front of us. their entourages go on the other side of the velvet rope that will be set up and behind us is where you'll find a lot of fans. 700 seats are set up for it and experience. two of those seats will be taken up by gw students. take a look./ the students learn the oscars that she was coming to washington d.c. as part of the national tour. they hoped touching it would bring good luck. . >> it is my goadl tol to win one. to hold one now, i cant. it's crazy. this is a life drae,. >> never did the imagine this surprise from oscars road trip entourag
>> no headlines for the washington metro area. the flash flood watch was canceled earlier today. we do have areas of rain with us to the evening hours. -- throughout the evening hours. most of it is light rain. there is some iced to deal with, but that is well last in a garrett county, maryland. the influence of to storm centers, one in the midwest, one at the coast of north carolina. we will see these cold temperatures rise overnight into the 50's. we may see a patch of fog. temperature's rising by sunrise tomorrow morning. it looks like we could be close to 60 degrees. >> most of the viewing area has seen only rain today, we sent a crew to see the wintry mix. crews are treating the roads can maryland. stay with us for complete coverage. instant updates on your forecast, log onto wjla.com and our social media website, a facebook and twitter. doug will be back in a few minutes. >> we are today's away from the beginning of sequestration oftwo days away from the beginning of sequestration. congress seems to be no closer to a plan. we're live on capitol hill with the latest. >> the fee
in washington. to our south, it's near a little below freezing in prince george's county and charles, calvert and st. mary's. farther north and west, near 30 in montgomery county. much of fairfax, arlington county into loudoun county around 30 degrees. maybe a dusting to an inch at the most in this light blue zone. that includes washington, much of fairfax, prince george's, montgomery. farther soupt, there may be up to an inch in st. mary's county, southern charles, parts of the northern neck. farther west, a couple of inches alon the blue ridge and the highlands out in west virginia. i'm here with frequent updates throughout the morning. it will change hour by hour. first 4 traffic now with danella. >> i'm tracking construction in the area. let's start with the southeast, southwest freeway. construction in both directions heading east and west. this is between main avenue and 12th street. one lane gets you by and right now that lane is the left lane. let's also talk about construction further down 395. this is between seminary road and duke street. you're going to see construction blocking a
political predictions as well, he also predicted six more weeks of gridlock in washington. >> and i think punxsutawney phil would probably agree with him on that. it is d.c., however. >> i'm so confused between all these different groundhogs. >> well, let's go to the professional. >> hey, chuck. >> let's take a look at the real professionals, shall we? punxsutawney phil, i didn't know how he could see his shadow today. there's already light snow falling in punxsutawney. but potomac phil, we had plenty of sunshine early this morning. now the clouds are coming back in. temperatures are cold, in the upper teens and low 20s with a little bit of a breeze out of the southwest. windchills in the teens and 20s as well. not much showing up on doppler right now. there are snowflakes to the west. they're coming our way. expect a slow rise in temperatures above the freezing mark for a brief time today. snow showers coming our way for this afternoon and this evening. still looks like only maybe an inch at the most. nonetheless, we'll talk about the ins and outs of the weekend forecast coming up. >>> n
this involves the unofficial spokesman. good morning washington" at 5:00 begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. i am scott thuman. it's february 13, wednesday. >> i am cynne simpson. good morning. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras, onstar mark emmert. >> you can still see some stars but the clouds are starting to move in. temperatures are not bad, 36 degrees at reagan national, 32 at dulles, 28 degrees in gaithersburg, 27 in frederick 31 in martinsburg. grab the umbrella, because you don't need it this morning, but you will need it before you get home this afternoon. cloudy skies expected throughout the day. you could see sprinkles this morning, but most of the rain will be early to mid afternoon. by this evening we will start to see a mix and a transition over to snow especially around 7:00 or so. the farther north or west, the more likely you are to see it sooner. little to no accumulation expected in d.c. you have to go up with allegationelevation to see a few inches. this will all end around midnight tonigh
of the .shake "good morning washington" at 5:00 begins now. >> >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's monday, february 18. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. as weto have you along off this work week. it will be cold. talking about the temperatures in the single with the wind chill. that's all you need to know. it is bitterly cold this morning. approaching dangerous levels chill factor, so dle up. 12 degrees is the temperature feels at dulles. it feels like 16 at reagan 8 in gaithersburg, feelinggaithersburg not like 18 degrees. the weather forecast has that it will be a cold start. but it will look great with the today, aroundne degrees. a tricky start on tuesday with a wintry mix tomorrow. more details on that in a few minutes. traffic.t's check on bade sullivan, you are not you?for us, are >> let's start with metro rail. on saturday schedule. between 295 is closed nrl.olm x and the and in gaithersburg is a crash on 355 at cedar avenue, blocking directions because of a building fire. you want to avoid that area. sou
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, sera utilizando el metro.... las calles que estaran cerradas el sabado en el sur este de washington de una de la tarde a las 3 y media para el cupid undie run seran la avenida pennsylvania desde la calle 2 hasta la calle 4, tambien... la avenida independence desde la calle uno a la 2 y la primera calle de la avenida independence hasta la constitution... el domingo en el barrio chino, la calle h desde la cuadra 6 hasta las 7 estaran cerradas, desde las 9 de la manana hasta las 5 de la tarde... durante esas horas las calles aledanas como la g, la i y la 8 tambien cerraran para permitir el paso de los grupos que desfilaran.... faltan pocas semanas para que se eliminen los cheques impresos del seguro social y los beneficiados tendran que recibir sus pagos a traves de deposito directo..y como consecuencia surge la preocupacion entre algunos jubilados que desconocen el nuevo proceso... doÑa marta prefiere recibir sus cheques del seguro social en la puerta de su casa, es decir en su correo... "a penas recibo el seguro social, yo empiezo a hacer mis cheques, deposito en el banco y ya me sien
. >> welcome to marine barracks, washington. [ drums play ] it's the oldest active military post in the u.s. marine corps. >> marine barracks, washington, was founded on march 31, 1801, when president thomas jefferson rode on horseback with lieutenant colonel william ward burrows, our second commandant of the marine corps. they rode around southeast d.c. looking for a home for marine barracks, washington. >> ever since then, marines have been stationed here. >> there are seven companies that make up marine barracks, washington. altogether, we're stationed here we're about 1,200 marines, sailors, and civilians. >> one of the oldest buildings in washington is the commandant's home. the commandant is the highest-ranking marine. it's easy to see why the post was declared an historic landmark. everywhere you look, you're surrounded by the proud tradition of the marine corps. >> what's interesting about the flag you see flown here this evening is it has 15 stars and 15 stripes. and when the barracks was founded in 1801, there were actually, at that time, 15 states in the union. hence, the 15 st
in chief in the history of the country. >> this week on "inside washington," gunfight at the sequestration corral. >> i believe they should at least pass a smaller package that will delay the economically damaging effects of the sequester for a few more months until congress finds a way. >> john brennan, the cia, and drone strikes. >> i never believed it is better to kill a terrorist than to detain him. >> marco rubio, savior of the republican party, and immigration debate. >> this is about getting it right for the american people and those suffering under an immigration system that does not work well for anybody. >> after the lights go out at the super bowl, thoughts about the nation's crumbling infrastructure. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- seesutawney phil did not his shadow this year, which means spring will come early. tell that to the folks in boston buried in snow. in washington, every day is groundhog day. the subject once again is the federal budget, but for debt, and the word that strikes fear in the hearts of contractors in the sea and the subu
than an inch. in this light blue zone north of washington, west of washington and all of that just accumulating on grassy areas. the road temperatures should be way too warm for it to stick to any roads. it may stick to a few roads. that's way out in western maryland. right along the pennsylvania border, with maryland and otherwise this is going to be a minor event. all rain elsewhere points south and east. >> i'm back in ten minutes. a look at your first 4 traffic is danella. >>> good morning. we'll head to the beltway. crossing over the wilson bridge, an accident in the through lanes. now it's in the shoulder lane. this is as you travel the outer loop. it was in the through lanes, outer loop of the beltway. now that's out of the roadway. a live look at traffic across the wilson bridge getting by without any issues at all. prince george's county further in, this time at pennsylvania avenue, inner and outer loops are clear. as you loop around to montgomery county, a live look at connecticut avenue. if you're traveling the beltway in virginia, a couple work zones in place. we'll che
are manufacturing this more than the white house is. but they sit there and they say, washington, they'll figure it out. they've done it each time. and then even when the sequester kicks in, they'll figure it out. it's the danger here on trying to use the public bully pulpit one more time on this crisis. moving on, politics behind achieving immigration reform have never been more promising than right now. still the more things change, the more they stay the same. the town halls that senator mccain held yesterday in feeng look like those town hauls five years ago. mccain opened by joking that he was prepared for anything that the crowd decided to throw at him. >> i'm so happy to be back with you. it's not fun trying to do the lord's work in the city of satan. i'd like to respond to any questions or comments or insults that you may have. >> mccain didn't have to waited too long. as he attempted to defend his immigration plan, taking question after angry question. >> why didn't the army go down there and stop them? because the only thing that stops them, i'm afraid to say, and it's too damn bad, bu
of the economic growth over the last a few months. it reminded us that bad decisions in washington can get in the way of economic rugrats. we agree -- economic progress. we agree that we cannot cut our way to prosperity. it has not worked in the past and it will not work today. it could weaken our economy. a could cost us jobs. not just now, but in the future. what we need is a balanced approach. an approach that says let's cut would we can afford, but make the investments we cannot afford to live without. investment in education, research thomas development. -- of research, development. republicans and democrats have worked together to reduce our deficit by $2.5 trillion. that is a good start, but to get the rest of the way, we need a balanced set of reforms. for example, we need to lower the cost of health care like programs like medicare. we cannot pass the burden. these reforms must go hand-in- hand with eliminating excess spending in our tax code so that the wealthiest cannot take advantage of loopholes and reductions that are not available to most americans. 2012 can be a year of sol
hear from your constituents in the silicon valley area about washington? we've heard from some people it's two different worlds. >> guest: well, it's interesting because in the bay area there aren't very many republicans. i mean, there's not a single republican house member from the bay area, and there's not a single republican in the state senate or the state assembly. i mean, anybody that has to identify their party is a democrat. and that reflects the constituency, not just the elected officials. so i get when i come home people can't understand what republicans are doing, and i find it difficult to explain it, honestly. [laughter] you know, it's an area that supports freedom, that doesn't want to manage somebody else's religion or somebody else's life. it's an area that just so thed to pass -- just voted to tax themselves so we could have better health care and better schools and better transportation. they look at washington and don't understand the fight in a lot of ways. >> host: specifically when it comes to technology-related issues, though, do you hear anything that your con
, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by thenational captioning institute-- www.ncicap.org--abc 7 news >> the changes down the line. as we head towards the latter , we will warmek things up. a chilly start, 28 degrees in d.c. 27 and culpeper and 30 in fredericksburg. a bit of a windchill factor. 15 in frederick, 15 in 23 in ray. a decent start today. of the day will become. what is going on over in chicago, milwaukee, and northern indiana. by late thisrrive evening and overnight. it will bring us another dusting of snow. today, partly cloudy, 28 at 9:00 a.m. 36 degrees at 5:00 p.m. more detail on our next round of snow and the seven day forecast coming up. let's check on traffic. >> appreciate that. quiet from the traffic center. a good start here. virginia, maryland, the therict and all around region. to tell youort anything that is not goodness. in the beltway towards church. wonderful. outside the beltway, all the traffic cameras look the same. take a look at this 66 camera. it doesn't seem likely have have it. i will move along. interstate 95 northbound as yo
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